Emma Noonan Textile
Artist and Designer.
Emma Noonan is a Textile
Artist, living in the sleepy village of Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Originally from Dublin Emma’s family moved to the Heritage
town of Trim Co, Meath when Emma was just 13.
very young age Emma always had a keen interest in art and after secondary
school she began her college career in BCFE studying for a Higher National
Diploma in Fiber Art, from there Emma went to GMIT Galway and studied for her
Ordinary Degree in Fine Art & Design for three years. Emma did a fourth
year, also in GMIT for her bachelor of Honours in Applied Design in Textiles.
She has always been interested in embroidery of all forms from the beginning of
her college career and in her last year of college she combined the techniques
of freestyle embroidery with batik paper to create large pieces of textile art.
pieces from her graduate collection entitled Ornamented, where sold to the OPW
in 2011 and are now part of the Irish state Art collection.
and practice is a combination of a number of traditional textiles techniques.
During her college years Emma studied the traditional techniques of textile
making which included embroidery, handmade paper with embellishments and batix
paper,traditional used for surface design and pattern making.
final year of college Emma was looking to nature to create surface textures and
pattern, her theme was the natural tattoo found in the reptile world. Using
projected images of her photographs Emma was able to create large scale images
of surface texture, that she was then able to embellish using a combination of
resist techniques combined with painting and drawing using a mixture of
mediums such as inks, fabric dye, minor foam (expandex for screen
printing) pencils, pens, markers and water based coloring pencils.
these painted images with freestyle embroidery using silk rayon
treads and embroidery wire, cutwork and appliqué, Emma was able to create
pieces of large delicate paper artwork.
years since leaving college Emma has continued using these techniques of
freestyle embroidery and batix paper to create her work, continuing to look to
nature and the world around her for inspiration.
Butterfly in jar
close up section of butterflies on a log
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